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Giorgio Armani, fashion designer:
I believe that style is the only real luxury that is really desirable.

Bernard Arnault (1949), French business magnate and LVMH CEO:
Luxury goods are the only area in which it is possible to make luxury margins.

Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626), English author and philosopher: 
Silence is the virtue of fools.

Angelo Bonati, CEO of watchmaker Officine Panerai
Luxury is attention to detail, originality, exclusivity and above all quality.

Lord Byron (1788-1824), English romantic poet: 
Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication.

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), Scottish-American billionaire and philanthropist: 
It is the mind that makes the body rich.

Coco Chanel (1883-1971), founder of Chanel: 
Fashion passes, style remains.

Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), actor: 
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965), politician:
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has ever taken from me.

Michael Broadbent, wine auctioneer at Christie's: 
What a life, without wine!

Ettore Bugatti (1881-1947), car magnate: 
Nothing is too beautiful, nothing is too expensive.

Francis Ford Coppola, film director: 
Time is the lens through which dreams are captured.

Zino Davidoff (1906-1994), founder of Davidoff Cigars: 
Smoke less, but smoke more expensively.

Rene Descartes, French philosopher (1596-1650): 
Bene vixit, bene qui latuit. (He lives well who is well hidden)

Diana Dors, British actress (1931 - 1984): 
What is bad about luxury as long as you can afford it?

Jean-Louis Dumas, chairman of Hermes: 
Luxury can be very simple, for example, staying 15 minutes longer in bed.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955), physicist: 
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955), physicist: 
Time flies when you are having fun.

Anton Wolfgang Count Faber-Castell, CEO of Faber-Castell
Luxury means to live free of conventions and expectations.

Enzo Ferrari (1898-1988), founder of Ferrari:
The client is not always right.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), American author: 
Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.

Bernard Fornas, Managing Director of Cartier
Better nouveau riche than never rich!

Benjamin Franklin, American politician and diplomat (1706-1790): 
There can't be good living where there is not good drinking!

Jean Paul Gaultier, founder of Gaultier: 
Elegance is a question of personality, more than one's clothing.

Jean Paul Getty (1892-1976), American billionaire: 
If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, from The Divine (1783): 
Noble be man, helpful and good!

Nicholas Hayek, founder of Swatch AG: 
There is no retirement for artists and entrepreneurs.

Horaz (65-8 BC), Roman poet, Odes:
Carpe diem (make use of, enjoy the day).

Victor Hugo (1802 - 1855), French author: 
Nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come.

Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, Irish novelist (1855 - 1897): 
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Hugh Johnson, renowned wine expert: 
Wine lovers are good looking, intelligent, sexy and healthy.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), poet: 
When a man is tired of London he is tired of life; 
for there is in London all that life can afford.

John Maynard Keynes (1883 - 1946), English economist: 
My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Champagne.

Ralph Lauren, fashion designer and founder of Polo: 
I'm interested in longevity, timelessness, style - not fashion.

William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), author: 
A good Havana is one of the best pleasures that I know.

Stanley Marcus (1906-2002), former head of Neiman Marcus Department Stores:
I have never found a man who needs a necktie, 
but he may be fascinated by the colour or design - and he wants it.

Stella McCartney, fashion designer: 
Success financially is a measure of creative success, it is the same in all arts.

Marilyn Monroe, American actress and sex symbol, 1926-1962: 
I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful.

Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu
French social commentator and political thinker (1689 - 1755): 
Republics end through luxury; monarchies through poverty.

Stirling Moss, legendary racing driver: 
If everything is under control you are just not driving fast enough.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), emperor: 
In victory you deserve champagne, in defeat you need it.

Helmut Newton, photographer: 
My women are always victorious.

Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate and billionaire (1906-1975): 
If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.

Ciro Paone, Patron of Kiton
Quality is simplicity, understatement and clear lines.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), artist: 
Give me a museum and I will fill it.

Plinius (24-79 AD), writer, in Naturalis Historia: 
In vino veritas (in wine there is truth, i.e., he who is drunk tells the truth).

Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1721 - 1764): 
Après nous, le déluge. (it does not matter what happens when we have gone)

Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French novelist: 
If only for the sake of elegance, I try to remain morally pure.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (1900-2002): 
Life must be enjoyable.

Till Reiter, CEO and co-owner of Ludwig Reiter
Luxury is to have a job you can enjoy.

John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937), billionaire and philanthropist:
If you have to ask the price, you can't afford it.

John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937), billionaire and philanthropist
The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it?

Roman proverb: Annus fugit, facta manent 
(The year has passed, the achievements remain).

Roman proverb: De gustibus non est disputandum 
(There is no dispute about taste).

Roman proverb: Fortes fortuna adiuvat
(Fortune favours the brave).

Roman proverb: Pecunia non olet 
(Money does not smell).

Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868), composer: 
Wagner has beautiful moments but also bad quarters of an hour.

Sir Henry Royce (1863-1933), co-founder of Rolls Royce Motorcars Ltd.: 
The quality remains long after the price is forgotten.

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Vice President of Chopard
Only idiots do not change their mind.

Hans-Joerg Seeberger, CEO,  Egana Goldpfeil
Luxury items are things you reward yourself with.

Paul Smith, fashion designer, founder and owner of Paul Smith
The Japanese are hard to understand, but once you do the world is your oyster.

Domenico de Sole, former CEO of Gucci
Luxury is the balance of design, in the sense of beauty and highest quality.

Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), poet: 
Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose. (nota bene: Rose is also a girl's name)

Claude Terrail, owner and director of the restaurant Tour d'Argent in Paris: 
There is nothing more serious than pleasure.

Thomas Tusser (1524–1580), English poet
A fool and his money are soon parted.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), poet: 
I have a simple taste, only the best.
 


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